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Cheap PCB prototyping & manufacturing in China – reviews

Review of some Chinese PCB prototyping services and manufacturers

I’m in progress of testing some of cheap Chinese PCB manufacturers. I’m going to try to write detailed description for each of them.

Tested so far:

JLCPCB.com

Link:
https://jlcpcb.com/

Review:
JLCPCB.com – The best value for money PCB Service in 2017

SeeedStudio Fusion

Link:
https://www.seeedstudio.com/fusion_pcb.html

Review:
SeeedStudio.com Fusion – New PCB Services from popular DIY and prototyping company

Dangerous Prototypes

Link:
http://dangerousprototypes.com/store

Review:
Dangerous Prototypes – PCB Manufacturer Review

DirtyPCBS

Link:
http://dirtypcbs.com/

Review:
DirtyPCBS.com – PCB Prototyping review

shenzhen2u

Link:
http://www.shenzhen2u.com/PCB

Review:
ShenZen2U PCB Prototyping Review

smart-prototyping

Link:
http://smart-prototyping.com/PCB-Prototyping.html

Review:
Smart Prototyping – PCB Prototyping review

ShenZen2U and SmartPrototyping looks bascily like the same company. But they are not (as SmartPrototyping explained).

JLCPCB.com – The best value for money PCB Service in 2017

https://jlcpcb.com/

TLDR

$2 for 10 boards
$9 for stencil
$25 for DHL

Currently probably the cheapest on the market.

3 working days between order and shipping.

Zero flaws or problems even with the lowest possible clearances.

Absolutely worth trying!

Introduction

Some time ago I was looking for a new PCB service. After quite a long and astute investigation I bumped into very interesting offer.

„JLPCB is the largest PCB prototype enterprise in China”.

After some small problems with registration, which were solved really quickly by their support team, I was finally able to place my order.

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SeeedStudio.com Fusion – New PCB Services from popular DIY and prototyping company

https://www.seeedstudio.com/fusion_pcb.html

I discovered SeeedStudio some time ago, since the company is pretty active in the internet (facebook, own wiki, some projects on github). Last month they introduced PCB manufacturing services, called „SeeedStudio Fusion Services”

I decided to give it a try, because the website looked pretty neat and modern. They also provided (see below) a little bit better specs than the others.

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Dangerous Prototypes – PCB Manufacturer Review

http://dangerousprototypes.com/store – another brand of DirtyPCBs, probably their „beta” site

My orders

For now, I have places three orders there, all with the same specification:

  • PCBs:
    • FR4
    • 2 layers
    • 10cm x 10cm
    • 10 pcs
    • 1.6mm thick
    • 1oz/ft2 = 35um
    • HASL
    • Green
  • Stencil: frameless

In one of my orders I also used free „panelization”. They allow to duplicate the same layout over one board – I had 4x 4.5cm x 4.5cm over one 10cm x 10cm piece.

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DirtyPCBS.com – PCB Prototyping review

http://dirtypcbs.com/store/pcbs – cheap Chinese PCB Manufacturer review

Update 05.12.16. The dirtypcbs site looks pretty new, it is now the same as http://dangerousprototypes.com/store

My order:

  • PCB
    • 2 layers
    • 10cm x 10 cm
    • 10 pieces
    • PCB Thickness: 1.6mm
    • Surface finish: HASA
    • Solder mask color: Green (all with the same price)
    • No sub-boards
    • 100% E-Test
  • Stencil – frameless 13cm x 21cm

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Smart Prototyping – PCB Prototyping review

http://smart-prototyping.com/PCB-Prototyping.html – another cheap Chinese PCB Manufacturer review

My order:

  • PCB
    • 2 layers
    • 10cm x 10 cm
    • 10 pieces
    • PCB Thickness: 1.6mm
    • Copper thickness: double – 2oz/ft2 = 70um
    • Surface finish: HASA
    • Solder mask color: Green (additional fees for other colors)
    • No sub-boards
    • 100% E-Test
  • Stencil – frameless 13cm x 21cm

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ShenZen2U PCB Prototyping Review

http://www.shenzhen2u.com/PCB – cheap Chinese PCB Manufacturer review

My order:

  • PCB
    • 2 layers
    • max 5cm x 5 cm
    • 10 pieces
    • PCB Thickness: 1.6mm
    • Copper thickness: standard – 1 oz/ft2 = 35um
    • Surface finish: HASA
    • Solder mask color: Green (additional fees for other colors)
    • No sub-boards
    • 100% E-Test
  • Stencil – frameless 19cm x 29cm

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